NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 vs NVIDIA RTX A4000

Compare NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB vs NVIDIA RTX A4000 16 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 850
$ 115.00 slightly less expensive
$ 965

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

179 %
43% significantly better overall score
125 %

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

251 FPS
76 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
175 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

134 FPS
45 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
88 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

183 FPS
62 FPS significantly higher City frame rate
121 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

103 FPS
36 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
67 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

206,390
65% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score
124,547

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

181,771
56% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
116,149

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

126,138
51% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
83,390

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

17,631
60% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score
11,018

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,440 MHz
95% significantly higher core clock speed
735 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,710 MHz
9% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,560 MHz

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

10 GiB
16 GiB
60% significantly more memory

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

320 Bit
25% slightly larger memory bus width
256 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

760 GB/s
69% significantly higher memory bandwidth
448 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

320 W
140 W
128% significantly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

164 Gigapixels/s
9% slightly higher pixel rate
150 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

465 Gigatexels/s
55% significantly higher texture rate
300 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

30 TFLOPS
55% significantly better floating point performance
19 TFLOPS

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

8,704
41% slightly more shading units
6,144

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

272
41% slightly more texture mapping units
192

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

96
Identical
96

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

8th of 526
13th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

September 2020
April 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR6X
GDDR6

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.6
4.6

GeForce RTX 3080 vs RTX A4000 comparison

For gaming, the GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card is better than the RTX A4000 in our tests.

The GeForce RTX 3080 has a significantly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation. In addition, the GeForce RTX 3080 also has a slightly higher boost clock speed. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.

Next up, in terms of GPU memory, the RTX A4000 has significantly more memory with 16 GiB of memory compared to 10 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the RTX A4000 has a significantly lower TDP at 140 W when compared to the GeForce RTX 3080 at 320 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

In conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the GeForce RTX 3080 over the RTX A4000.

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